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  • Location:Stockholm, Sweden
  • Duration:90 minutes (approx.)

Stockholm Historical Walking Tour of Gamla Stan

Explore Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s Old Town, on a 1.5-hour historical walking tour. Dating back to the 1200s, the Old Town is awash with fascinating history and its charming cobbled streets are a joy to discover. As you walk at a leisurely pace with your guide, see top Stockholm attractions like Riddarholmen Church (Riddarholmskyrkan) and learn about Birger Jarl – the statesman who reputedly founded the city.


  • 1.5-hour historical walking tour of Gamla Stan
  • Explore Riddarholmen, a pretty islet in Stockholm’s Old Town, with your expert guide
  • See top Stockholm attractions like Birger Jarl Torg, Riddarholmskyrkan and Taube’s Terrace
  • Learn about Birger Jarl, the Swedish statesman who is said to have founded Stockholm in the 1200s
  • Admire Gamla Stan’s north German architecture and pretty streets

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What You Can Expect

Stockholm Historical Walking Tour of Gamla Stan

Stockholm Historical Walking Tour

Meet your guide on the oldest square in Stockholm - Stortorget in Gamla Stan (Stockholm’s Old Town) and set off to explore this beautiful area that brims with history around every corner.

Continue into the main part of the Old Town to discover how the city was formed and admire its north German architecture. Stroll through Gamla Stan’s labyrinth of charming cobbled streets and alleyways, hearing more stories and legends about this charming city.

Make your way to the pretty islet known as Riddarholmen and to its focal point - Birger Jarl Torg – a large square that’s named after the man who reputedly founded Stockholm. Learn all about Birger Jarl and the work he did for the city as you walk around the square, admiring his statue and the square’s most eye-catching attraction -- Riddarholmskyrkan. Built in the late 1200s, this impressive church is Stockholm’s last remaining medieval abbey and the burial site of many important Swedish monarchs and aristocrats, like Gustav II Adolf and Karl XII. Hear tales of the history behind this iconic Swedish abbey as you admire it from the outside.

From the church, stop to look at equally impressive buildings, like Wrangel Palace with its medieval defense tower and to admire the panoramic views of Lake Mälaren from Evert Taube’s Terrace. Your tour ends here in Riddarholmen.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Very interesting and entertaining tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great tour of the Old Town..Gamla Stan with our guide Samuel. Very knowledgeable and he made it so interesting. Worth every penny. Highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We throughly enjoyed this tour. The guide, Andrea, was terrific. Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and made the subject matter so interesting. We definitely recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Very good

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Fantastic guide, so much information provided and a wonderful part of town to be taken around. Wear comfy shoes!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour was perfect! And Katrina our guide was great. Lots of history, stories, and fun. A great way to get acquainted with Stockholm at the beginning of your trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great tour and guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our tour of Gamla Stan was wonderful! The young man told us interesting tidbits of history as well as showing us the most colorful streets to later explore. He told us at the end of his trip that it was his 1st tour! Would never had guessed - he was great!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Worth doing to get to know all the details about the old town.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Excellent and knowledgeable guide.

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